The Philadelphia Eagles added some more speed and experience to their wide receiver corps on Thursday by signing Mike Wallace. Here’s a look at some of the reactions I wanted to highlight here.
Starting with Eagles players and Wallace himself.
Welcome to Philly my guy! Let’s go!! @Wallace17_daKid— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) March 22, 2018
You’re not officially an Eagle until Carson Wentz welcomes you to the team.
let’s get it! https://t.co/66Kq0KuTpc— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) March 23, 2018
Speed!!! https://t.co/qSPBeGWXpV— Nelson Agholor (@nelsonagholor) March 22, 2018
#FlyEaglesFly https://t.co/v53wWH99bv— Chris Maragos (@ChrisMaragos) March 22, 2018
And now for some interesting notes about the Wallace signing.
“I’ve made a lot of money. You’re not going to play for pennies, but at the same time, that’s not the most important thing to me. I want to win. That’s going to be my key - just put myself in the best situation I can to win a Super Bowl.”— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) March 22, 2018
-Mike Wallace at the end of last season
Wallace was easily one of the most popular and well-liked Ravens in the locker room, both by teammates and media members. https://t.co/vOnVuR0voc— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) March 23, 2018
#Ravens sign 30 year old Mike Crabtree to essentially 1 year, $8M deal.#Eagles sign 31 year old Mike Wallace to essentially 1 year, $2.5M deal.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherNFL) March 23, 2018
Wallace had more rec yards & much higher yards per catch in 2017.
Conclusion: Wallace wants a ring, took much less to be an Eagle.
In terms of #NextGenStats game speed, new #Eagles receiver Mike Wallace (in red) still has a ton of juice left compared to league-average (orange) and Torrey Smith (blue) — via https://t.co/mN8jetdv6P: pic.twitter.com/1JrPJbTVyL— Graham Barfield (@GrahamBarfield) March 22, 2018
Mike Wallace had 11 catches of 20+ yards last season. That's more than any player on the Eagles had.— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) March 23, 2018
The Eagles basically traded Torrey Smith for Daryl Worley, Mike Wallace and almost $2 million in cap space. And I’d rather have Wallace straight up.— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) March 22, 2018
#Eagles are in the process of building two offenses.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) March 22, 2018
When you replace Torrey Smith with Mike Wallace, who has been far more productive over the last two years, for half the cost. pic.twitter.com/GrGFSO0ZCU— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 22, 2018
while adding a young CB with two years remaining on his rookie deal.— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 22, 2018
2018 cap hits— Ben Livingston (@bliv94) March 22, 2018
Mike Wallace - $2.5M
Torrey Smith - $5M
DeSean Jackson - $11M
Mike Wallace has outpaced both of those guys in every major statistical category in each of the last two seasons
Last 2 seasons— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) March 22, 2018
Mike Wallace: 124 recs, 1765 yards, 8 TD (14.2 Y/R)
Torrey Smith: 56 recs, 697 yards, 5 TD (12.4 Y/R)
Wallace is set to make $2.5 million in 2018 while Smith will make $5M.
Howie does it again. #Eagles